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Has Eczema Been Linked With Celiac?

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I've never seen any documentation linking the two... but I have had eczema on my hands.  It popped up twice - the two times I went to Arizona (I grew up in central New York state and now live in New Jersey).  The doctor there gave me some steroid crème and said it was likely due to the extreme change in climate.  I came home, it immediately went away.  As soon as I set foot back in Arizona 2 years later it popped up again in the exact same place.  And again went away as soon as I came home.

 

No idea if it had anything to do with Celiac, but that's my experience with it.

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D,

 

It is listed under 300 symptoms and conditions associated with celiac/gluten intolerance on the symptoms chart on the Univ. of Chicago Celiac

Disease Center website.

 

"Disorders of skin, hair, and nails.

  • Alopecia Areata (Patches of hair loss)

  • Alopecia, Diffuse (Balding)

  • Cutaneous Vasculitis

  • Cutis Laxa

  • Dermatitis Herpetiformis

  • Dermatomyositis

  • Eczema

  • Edema (Swelling)

  • Eythema Elevatum Diutinum

  • Erythema Nodosum

  • Follicular Hyperkeratosis (Dry rough skin/ plugged hair follicles on body)

  • Ichthyosis, Acquired

  • Itchy Skin Rash

  • Hangnail

  • Koilonychia (Thin nails that flatten, ends progressively turning up instead of down)

  • Melanoma

  • Nails, Dry and brittle that chip, peel, crack or break easily

  • Nails with Horizontal and Vertical Ridges/Fragile

  • Nail with Rounded and Curved Down Ends, Dark, Dry

  • Nails with White Spots

  • Nails with Splinter Hemorrhages  

  • Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris

  • Prurigo Nodularis (Hyde’s Prurigo)

  • Psoriasis

  • Scleroderma

  • Seborrhea

  • Thin hair

  • Vitiligo"   

http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/

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Yes, that is what I need!  A mother with genetics like mine needs to think gluten first, I think.  I couldn't get the MD to listen the other day.

 

I never could understand that many years ago my eczema was treated with cream, but no effort was made to find the cause.  Meanwhile, the pharmacist solemnly warned me that the hydrocortisone cream could damage the kidneys!

 

Oh, how I like my doctors that listen , learn from the papers I fill out, and care about my family!  That is not the one I saw a few days back.  He told me that celiac is a GI disease that causes trouble in the GI tract and can be controlled by withholding gluten in one's diet.

 

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I couldn't get the MD to listen the other day.

 

I never could understand that many years ago my eczema was treated with cream, but no effort was made to find the cause. 

 

SHOCKING!!!    <not>

Doctors are trained to treat symptoms, not causes.  The theory is that if the symptom goes away then that must mean the underlying cause went away.  So not true...

I really hate doctors.  Unfortunately they are at times a necessary evil.

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Very interesting list! Thanks for sharing. I have psoriasis, dry skin, brittle curvy ridged nails. I'm going in to do blood tests for celiac tomorrow. Of course, on a list that extensive, I suppose lots of people could find a few symptoms that match.

 

D,

 

It is listed under 300 symptoms and conditions associated with celiac/gluten intolerance on the symptoms chart on the Univ. of Chicago Celiac

Disease Center website.

 

"Disorders of skin, hair, and nails.

  • Alopecia Areata (Patches of hair loss)

  • Alopecia, Diffuse (Balding)

  • Cutaneous Vasculitis

  • Cutis Laxa

  • Dermatitis Herpetiformis

  • Dermatomyositis

  • Eczema

  • Edema (Swelling)

  • Eythema Elevatum Diutinum

  • Erythema Nodosum

  • Follicular Hyperkeratosis (Dry rough skin/ plugged hair follicles on body)

  • Ichthyosis, Acquired

  • Itchy Skin Rash

  • Hangnail

  • Koilonychia (Thin nails that flatten, ends progressively turning up instead of down)

  • Melanoma

  • Nails, Dry and brittle that chip, peel, crack or break easily

  • Nails with Horizontal and Vertical Ridges/Fragile

  • Nail with Rounded and Curved Down Ends, Dark, Dry

  • Nails with White Spots

  • Nails with Splinter Hemorrhages  

  • Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris

  • Prurigo Nodularis (Hyde’s Prurigo)

  • Psoriasis

  • Scleroderma

  • Seborrhea

  • Thin hair

  • Vitiligo"   

http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/

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Very interesting list! Thanks for sharing. I have psoriasis, dry skin, brittle curvy ridged nails. I'm going in to do blood tests for celiac tomorrow. Of course, on a list that extensive, I suppose lots of people could find a few symptoms that match.

 

 

 

The list is just one small part of a compilation of conditions associated with celiac disease.

Take a look at the entire list and see what other ones may apply. Celiac is a head-to-toe disease.

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